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Absolute Poverty in EuropeInterdisciplinary Perspectives on a Hidden Phenomenon$
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Helmut Gaisbauer, Gottfried Schweiger, and Clemens Sedmak

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447341284

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447341284.001.0001

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Food poverty and the families the state has turned its back on: the case of the UK

Food poverty and the families the state has turned its back on: the case of the UK

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(p.159) 8 Food poverty and the families the state has turned its back on: the case of the UK
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Absolute Poverty in Europe
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Rebecca O’Connell

Julia Brannen

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447341284.003.0008

Food poverty in the Global North is an urgent moral and social concern. In the UK, food banks have proliferated and the number of food parcels handed out to families has risen dramatically. In addition, welfare support has been increasingly withheld by successive UK governments as a tool for controlling immigration. Drawing on qualitative research from our study of food poverty, the chapter focuses on migrant families who are not entitled to social security benefits and are among those experiencing the most severe manifestations - going without food - in addition to psychological and social dimensions linked to precarité and social exclusion.

Keywords:   food poverty, families, migrants, social exclusion

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